Judge Keeps Chief Keef Jailed After Parole Violation

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The Chicago Tribune reports rising Chicago rapper Chief Keef was jailed yesterday (Jan. 15) after a judge found that his interview with Pitchfork Media at a gun range.
Keef, born Keith Cozart, is on 18-month-probation for pointing a gun at a Chicago police officer back in 2011.

The judge ruled that by holding a gun for the on-camera interview with Pitchfork he breached the terms of his 18-month-probation, and ordered him into custody.

Pitchfork Media has taken the interview down and the court has ordered the footage be released in order to determine a verdict. The 17-year-old will be sentenced tomorrow and will be held in juvenile holding facility until then.

The sentence comes only a few week after the release of Keef’s debut album Finally Rich on Interscope — a record that has been highly divisive within the music community and sparked a number of debates about hip-hop journalism and greater cultural concerns.

Police interest in Keef became more pointed when he posted a tweet taunting a Chicago contemporary, rapper Lil Jojo, only 18 hours after Jojo was murdered. However, no ties have been found between Cozart and the slaying.

READ HERE Why Keef’s lawyer should not face criminal charges.

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